Travel News: October 8, 2019

Hong Kong

G Adventures Launches Enhanced Official Animal Welfare Policy
Travel Pulse

Leading small-group adventure operator G Adventures announced today the enactment of its first official animal welfare policy, which builds upon the industry-leading animal welfare guidelines that the company first introduced back in 2015 by implementing even stronger protections for wildlife in tourism.

The new policy was developed in consultation with World Animal Protection, the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada and the World Cetacean Alliance, and joins G Adventures’ many “G for Good” commitments.


Frenchman’s Reef will remain a Marriott resort
Travel Weekly

The Frenchman’s Reef Resort in St. Thomas will remain in the Marriott portfolio when it reopens in 2020, plus a new Autograph Collection hotel will open adjacent to the Frenchman’s Reef.

Shuttered since Hurricane Irma hit in 2017, the resort — previously known as the Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort — will be flagged as the Frenchman’s Reef Marriott Resort & Spa.


Passenger arrested after forcing himself onto American Airlines flight in Miami
CBS News

A man at Miami International Airport was detained early Monday morning after he tried to force his way onto a plane. A ticketed passenger ran on the jet bridge, bypassing the gate agent during the boarding process of Flight 1060 from Miami to Newark, American Airlines told CBS Miami.


Protests squeezing Hong Kong economy, tourism, leader says
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Hong Kong’s economy is languishing after months of increasingly violent protests, the city’s embattled leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday.

Lam, addressing reporters after a long weekend of more turmoil, said tourism arrivals were down by half and that hotels and retailers were suffering.

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